No ‘one size fits all’ model for education, #OER still only at end of the beginning (excerpts from @donaldclark)

This is a long piece by Donald Clark that touches on many subjects. I’m not attempting a summary of it all here, just excerpting the key lessons that seemed most valuable from an agile learning perspective… Clipped from donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com 10 lessons learnt at WISE in Doha This culture clash surfaced time and time again at … Continue reading

Learning innovation starts in the classroom? What if the world were the classroom? from @jaycross

This little snippet jumped out at me. Jay Cross has honed his arguments into great, pithy observations like this one. Clipped from http://www.internettime.com The whole discussion rested on Pelosi’s (and nearly everyone else’s) assumption that learning takes place in classrooms. When I managed to get the microphone, I asked whether the issue wouldn’t go away … Continue reading

Can we make a newspaper about self-organised learning?

Clipped from alchemi.co.uk I’m still digesting the eight interviews I’ve done on these pages in recent months under the Agile Learning banner. (I know, I know: if I haven’t digested them yet, how must you feel?) A few kind souls say there’s some valuable stuff in them, and a handful have even taken on the … Continue reading

Rough notes from yesterday’s meetup with @andrew_davis, creator of Social Media Fundamentals course

Here are some rough notes with minimal editing from our meetup yesterday. If you’re near London, please join our group to keep up with this series of meetings. Andrew Davis started by outlining his career path. After graduating from Roehampton University in 2000 and failing to make a proper living from DJing for a year, … Continue reading

The principles & practice of home education: intvw with a parent on how she & her sons improvise their learning

Below are just a few excerpts from a lengthy interview I did with a friend of mine, whose teenage sons have been educated at home. Home education includes a range of approaches, and Annie places herself at one end of the spectrum. Quite a few thought-provoking perspectives (at least that’s how it seemed to me). … Continue reading

Nice reflexive little snippet of our weekly self-organised learning discussions by @TonyHall

Note: this is actually a video. If it doesn’t display as such, please click through to the original post to see the video (Amplify and Posterous don’t seem to share content well between each other – possibly not a coincidence!). “We seem to be moving towards recording everything.” This gives a tiny flavour of the … Continue reading

Open educational resources, creative commons and efficiency in learning

Includes some case studies which claim efficiency savings – though they’re mostly “in principle” savings in certain parts of the process than hard, “in practice” figures that cover the whole life cycle. Clipped from creativecommons.org Do Open Educational Resources Increase Efficiency? One of the questions people often ask about Open Educational Resources is “do they really … Continue reading

Agile Learning meetups in London

Just cross-posting this here for comprehensiveness of the record… Clipped from alchemi.co.uk Having taken a few soundings — and please complete our short Agile Learning survey if you haven’t already, as we’re keen to get a broader input — the first meetups are under way in London. Where next? Evolution, not revolution. Here are some … Continue reading

Applying agile development principles to learning (University of Hertfordshire project)

Curious mix of objectives here. combing training students in agile development, regardless and, reflexively, using “agile principles in working together with students to achieve the learning objectives of the module”. It still seems provider-led. Clipped from http://www.wikisym.org we describe a blended learning process that is based on the agile development principles and techniques and supported … Continue reading